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Jaleelah and Jameelah

Q: Is it permissible to keep the name “jalila”, what is the correct spelling in latin letters for this name and the name “jamila”? Prefably according to Dutch spelling.

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A: 

Jaleelah means sublime, exalted and great. 

Jameelah means beautiful and attractive.

This is correct spelling. We do not know beyond this.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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